Posts Tagged ‘Hispanic’

June 19th, 2012 - 11:16 am § in America

Romneyisms: Why won’t Mitt Romney just say it?

Why won’t Mitt Romney just say it? Yesterday, Romney was asked 5 times whether he’d reverse President Obama’s new policy giving legal status to DREAM-eligible immigrants. And 5 times, he refused to answer. Mitt must think he can placate his right-wing base without alienating immigrant comm[...]

May 21st, 2012 - 9:27 pm § in America

Was TRAYVON Guilty?

BOTH SIDES OF THE TRAYVON MARTIN CASE DESERVE TO GO TO HELL Following Trayvon Marin’s shooting by George Zimmerman, the liberal media … especially Al Sharpton and Larry O’Donnel at MSNBC, let forth with a mighty roar accusing George Zimmerman of being a racist and a murderer. Viewe[...]

May 17th, 2012 - 7:36 am § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

First District Democrats Require Litmus Test on Charter Schools

Candidate Should Get Out and Stay Out, Democratic Official Says – No Room for Dissent on Charter Schools The Democrats’ 1st District Chair, Nicholas Carlson,  has written a letter to Guy Palumbo, a candidate State Senate.   Carson tells  Palumbo that he can not run as a Democrat because P[...]

April 2nd, 2012 - 5:43 am § in America, Hypocrisy

Trayvon Martin, What is “Black”

Six years ago, an English couple gave birth to twin daughters.  Their twin daughters, now six years old, offer a lesson to those who are exploiting  Trayvon Martin’s memory.  Racists .. .. whether Sharpton who uses race with all the subtleties of a pimp or the self satisfied Fauxies who can[...]

December 29th, 2011 - 1:48 am § in Hypocrisy, Jews, Politics

Redistricting Screws Black Folks in Seattle

Our leaders have  used a soupcon of melanin to flavor a soup made of grits, dashi, menudo and matzoh balls. The redrawn 9th Congressional District is “only” 49.67% non-Hispanic white. However, it already has a well-entrenched incumbent in Adam Smith. And, as I noted yesterday, the voters of the[...]

September 21st, 2011 - 10:06 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Jews

A UW Graduate Writes About Howard, III. a response.

I disagree with you about the notion of “people of color.”  A response to the essay here by Amarilis Lugo de Fabritz. I think this term is NewSpeak,  in the Orwell tradition. “People of Color” The term is used by aggressive African Americans to claim a larger constituency t[...]

September 19th, 2011 - 7:25 am § in America, Schools & Colleges

A UW Graduate Writes About Howard, I. Self Segregation

Dear AAUP: Just a note as a lurking alumna. I got my Ph. D. from Slavic Languages in 2001. I worked as a Mellon Post-Doc at Emory University the two years after that. Since then, I have mostly been working as a lecturer at Howard University in Washington DC, a HBCU. HBCU stands for Historically Bla[...]

September 8th, 2011 - 10:18 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics, The Ave Scene

The Cam Cop Craze

 Holy 1984! Bruce Harrell, a city councilman who has self designated himself as a representative of people of color, has taken up the Copcam cause.  The idea is to mount videocams on the cops  .. presumably only when they are on duty .. to assure that the cops can be held responsible for their ac[...]

August 26th, 2011 - 11:58 am § in America, Schools & Colleges

How the UW deals with “diversity”

Racial discrimination in our institution is covered by a thick layer of symbols, declarations, and committees that despite our discourse keep the skeletons in a tightly locked closet.  In 2000, with the change of chair in my dept –and dean of our engineering college—after more than 25 years of [...]

April 21st, 2011 - 6:56 am § in America, Politics

US Commaning General from Iraq: Democratic Candidate for Senator from Texas?

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez said Monday he is considering running for the U.S. Senate in Texas as a Democrat, giving the party a high-profile recruit they hope can resonate with the state’s rapidly growing Hispanic population. Sanchez said in a statement he will make a decision ̶[...]